Tuesday, November 14, 2006

From Buzztracker........And Me!

You can find their headlines on your right, just before my links. This makes so much sense....here ya go..
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Matsuzaka Mania........
"There's growing steam behind a report by ESPN's Buster Olney that the Red Sox might have submitted the top bid for Seibu Lions righthander Daisuke Matsuzaka.
One major league source indicated, "That wouldn't surprise me one bit. I have heard the Red Sox were very competitive. It would be a strike against the Yankees, who have been considered the front-runner, and it show Red Sox fans the team is serious about rebuilding what happened last season."
Olney wrote the Sox might have bid as high as into the $40 millions for the right to negotiate with the coveted righthander. If that should happen, the Sox would have three starters -- Jonathan Papelbon, Josh Beckett and Matsuzaka -- all within that prime 26 years old range and the hope that lefty Jon Lester can eventually rejoin the staff.
The Sox would have to negotiate with agent Scott Boras, who would either have to settle for what the Red Sox were willing to offer, or Matsuzaka would have to return to the Lions."

Peter here...and ANY strike against the Yankees is a strike for all that is good in our world. Ain't it nice! 8PM...c'mon!

14 Comments:

At 11/14/2006 12:53 PM, Blogger Rebecca said...

Our payroll would be monstrous, as this "undisclosed" amount would figure into it; however the possibility of having NESN over in Japan would make this money a drop in the bucket!

 
At 11/14/2006 12:58 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

You got that right, Reb!!!! Hope you're cold is getting better......

 
At 11/14/2006 1:31 PM, Blogger Zachary A. said...

The Red Sox need at least two starting pitchers, 3 relivers ( including a closer and setup man), a third baseman, a right fielder, and probably a first baseman. Do you really think it's a smart move for them to spend almost $100 million bucks one guy, who has never even thrown a pitch in the major leagues?

In my opinion, they could use that cash in a much better, more effective way...

But, if the Sox do go through with this, I'm thinking they'll have the largest payroll in baseball by '07.

 
At 11/14/2006 2:20 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

hey,
i am so excited
-kaylee

 
At 11/14/2006 2:44 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

ZACH,,,STOP! J, Henry's money is never ending...and if this does not work out, as I wrote before, nothing lost!!!!!!! REFUNDABLE!!!!!

 
At 11/14/2006 2:47 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

ZACH, you MUST hopefully understand. Unless you want to finish in third place once again. I for one do not have that much patience! Or years to live (kidding)...c'mon!!!

 
At 11/14/2006 2:52 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Take care, all of you...I just have so little patience with the negative stuff...the Sox are already counting their profits with the Japanese market......and we get a number 1-2-3 starter..so please!

 
At 11/14/2006 2:54 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

As Pink Floyd said...MONEY!

 
At 11/14/2006 3:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter's right: The Sox will spend a lot of money to get Matsuzaka but they'll get so much in return due to massive interest in their team from the Japanese market. Matsuzaka is something like a national treasure over there. It'll work out and the Sox will most likely make money than they are spending.

 
At 11/14/2006 8:52 PM, Blogger Christine E. said...

Folks:

One thing to remember about the 51.1 million: "...the winning post is not calculated towards the luxury tax threshold, and the winning team won't have to surrender draft picks as compensation."

Yes, 51.1 is an incredible amount of money--but I think the returns will far outweigh the investment...

 
At 11/14/2006 9:01 PM, Blogger MattySox said...

Ok- Zachary A. where did you come from and how do you know so little about the Sox? We don't need a third or first baseman, as Lowell and Youk are fine; We'll probably get Drew to fill in in right, and the 51.1mil doesn't factor towards the salary cap, so no, we won't have the highest payroll in baseball, considering that the yankees will still be around 190mil...

 
At 11/14/2006 9:24 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

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At 11/14/2006 9:36 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

I think i will go jump off a cliff now!(seriously i hope that was a joke or else I have major problem)but 51.1 million holy smokes that is alot

 
At 11/15/2006 7:23 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Matty, you took the words out of my mouth. Laura and Christine. you both are exactly right. Anyone still think this is too much money just read their comments right here (look up) and read my wednesday post. Thanks for the comments. You are all the best!

 

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